A goal I have had since starting back at serious cycling a year and a half ago was to climb a particular hill. This hill is not the steepest, or the longest (435 ft in about 1 1/2 miles=~5%). It is one I did routinely back in high school, but have not climbed, except by car in over thirty-five years. My goal was to climb it by memorial day, and I did it. (could have done it sooner, but for logistics)
That it came midway (mile 23.5-mile 25) along my second fifty miler was icing on the cake. I hadn't planned on doing fifty. I pulled into a train station at mile 28.5 to catch the "cheater rail" home, but missed the first one I was "racing", and saw that the next wasn't to arrive for two hours, so I decided to race that one to my lunch stop at mile 48.7. I beat it by about 5 minutes.
All in all, one of my better rides.